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Law Enforcement Officer’s evaluation comments relating to Gary L. Ermoian and Practical Spanish for the Working Lawman:

 Gary is one of the better instructors. His material is well organized and he has an excellent presentation...

 I progressed from no understanding of Spanish to being able to understand enough to answer simple questions. It was directed at the language a police officer needs.

 I learned a great deal...more than I thought I would about Spanish, and can now communicate effectively with Hispanics in the field situations. I frequently encounter non-English speaking Hispanics and I will find this course helpful.

 I have seen a general increase in Spanish-speaking people in Concord. It taught me language I can use at work...

 Gives a strong start...very up to date and practical. [Gary] has an excellent teaching mannerism... perfect for cops...

 I feel that I learned a lot ...I’m inspired to try to learn more Spanish. ...Good phrases that are appropriate in law enforcement.

 I now feel that I can communicate on a basic level in Spanish. It is very helpful today to speak some Spanish in law enforcement.

 I had two semesters of Spanish and I got more out of this than both semesters. Content and vocabulary very appropriate for a police officer’s needs.

 More and more I find the need for understanding and speaking Spanish. [Practical Spanish for the Working Lawman] Very practical use of the language and should assist in doing the job better.

 My comprehension of Spanish has augmented considerably since the completion of this course. It was designed for the specifics of our occupation. This instructor was very good...he was understanding, considerate and easy to learn from.

 Provides a necessary background in Spanish for the use on the street. It provides assistance with a language that officers run into more and more...The book and tape are organized very well and flow together very well...

 I learned practical phrases for everyday use on the street. It will help me to communicate more efficiently with people who speak Spanish. [Practical Spanish for the Working Lawman] very well presented. Organized and covered the necessary basics to start us speaking Spanish.

Well organized and easy to understand.

I feel I have a good basic understanding now, so that I can work further on it [Spanish] myself.